Gabriel is a little boy with a curse that lies dormant inside of him. The Peacetaker curse will mean devastation to the world and more than a few terrorists would love to get a hold of Gabriel so they can try to activate the curse. The only thing that will save Gabriel from the curse is the golden scroll. Stella, Gabriel’s adoptive mother, and Carter, a contract operative for the government, will do whatever they can to find it. The story travels around the world and is filled with twists and turns, a true action-packed thriller. I made the mistake of not reading the first book in the series and felt like I was playing catch-up the whole way through. Sometimes you don’t need to read the previous books in a series because enough of a back story is provided by the author to give a sense of the story. In this case however I think I would have enjoyed the story even more had I read the first book. I loved the historical aspects of the story and the author delves into the history of the golden scroll which added to the believability. I enjoyed the character of Carter, a gruff but likeable man, but Stella never really became a favorite of mine. I read the digital version of this book and it worked well on my ereader. The cover is attractive although it was the storyline that drew me in, not the artwork on the cover. A great book, just be sure to read the series in order.